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The HBP 2012 Bracket

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It’s not the most exciting bracket of all time (I did think about going crazy with VCU or MSU, but just couldn’t do it), but here is my official 2012 bracket. Good luck with your picks!

2012 bracket

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March 14th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

2011 Bracket (New & Improved)

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There were a few things I couldn’t live with in my original bracket, so I made some changes. The new version is here. It’s mostly boring with a tiny dash of batshit crazy.

(I’m considering this my “official” bracket, but I entered the old one in a pool for $$.)

Written by Tracy

March 16th, 2011 at 7:03 pm


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I did my 2011 bracket (you can get it here — sorry, it’s a pdf). It’s more conservative than I’d like, but I’m having a hard time changing any picks. That said, I reserve the right to make changes before picks lock (I’ll let you know if I do that). Update: I did that! The new post is here.

Good luck with your brackets this year!

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March 14th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

2010 Bracket

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Here is my 2010 bracket (pdf). Enjoy!

P.S. I like Richmond to win more than one game, but I can’t really see anyone other than Villanova coming out of the South.

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March 17th, 2010 at 10:35 am

My brackets. Let me show you them.

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I finalized my brackets approximately 15 minutes ago. Here they are in PDF form because I’m lazy but want to get them up now: 2008 brackets.

Written by Tracy

March 20th, 2008 at 10:11 am

Jamaal Tatum is the new Gilbert Arenas

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Unfortunately, my favorite team in the NCAA tournament will not be making the trip to the Elite 8 this year. This is fortunate for my brackets, which have Kansas beating Georgetown in the championship game. It’s still a bummer, though. The refs sucked. Those Salukis really grew on me, and it was nice to have a team representin’ for the ILL.

It’s also a bummer because I just realized that Jamaal Tatum is the new Gilbert Arenas.

He recently rigged a trashcan filled with water to fall on an “unsuspecting teammate”; he performed a rap song he wrote when he was in high school over the SIU Arena intercom; he plays “Name that Tune” with Pink Floyd songs; he makes teammates roll their eyes with his antics but also makes everyone laugh; he runs fast as hell, has an incredible work ethic, and kicks some serious ass on the basketball court.

That’s just the kind of awesome that makes me love an athlete. It’s one thing to be good at what you do. It’s another thing to be good at what you do and be such an amazing, funny, cool person who has fun with everything and really just gets it. Oh and also, he’s hot.

You know what would kick ass? If he got drafted and played for the Nuggets next year. I could just see Tatum hanging out with Reggie Evans and playing tricks on teammates and Rocky the mascot. He also would bring something magical to the Nuggets — the ability to play defense consistently and well.

St Louis Post-Dispatch profile

Chicago Tribune article

Jamaal Tatum Saluki profile

ESPN player card.

In other news, Iowa hoops coach Steve Alford is leaving the Hawkeyes and heading for New Mexico. Have fun, dude. I hope they can round up a coach who doesn’t suck and win some games next year.

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March 22nd, 2007 at 8:36 pm

This is Why Duke Sucks

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I usually find it annoying when people post videos and I never watch them, but seriously, this is so funny I cried.

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March 16th, 2007 at 9:35 pm